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Attempted robbery charges filed against DeForest 18-year-old

April 17, 2019 GMT

A DeForest man has been charged with being a party to crimes of battery and attempted robbery with threat of force after prosecutors say he punched someone while another man tried to take a victim’s wallet.

Ian Colvin, 18, has been charged in connection to a March 24 incident.

In a criminal complaint filed April 12, a Columbia County Sheriff’s deputy said Colvin was in a vehicle with an unknown woman and two other males. Prosecutors say the other two males each punched two separate victims and tried to take one of their wallets.

The complaint says that at one point during the incident, Colvin exited the vehicle and punched one of the two victims.

In a separate case, Dylan K. Walters, 17, of Poynette, has been charged as an adult with attempted armed robbery with use of force in connection to the same incident.

A sheriff’s deputy said Colvin, Walters, a third male and the female driver all planned to smoke marijuana with the two victims. Authorities made contact with Colvin on April 11, and Colvin told a sheriff’s deputy that he was the front passenger in the vehicle at the time of the incident, the complaint says.

Colvin said he was aware of a plan to rob the two victims but did not plan to take part in the robbery, the complaint says.

In an initial appearance in Columbia County Circuit Court on April 12, Colvin was released on a $25,000 signature bond. He is prohibited from having any contact with two victims prosecutors listed in the case.

If convicted, Colvin could face maximum punishments of $35,000 in fines and up to eight years and three months in prison.

Colvin is due to return to court June 17.